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5 years ago

Premium App Store Plus! iPhone 3.0 Rumors Recycled!

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Premium App Store Plus! iPhone 3.0 Rumors Recycled!

Our guess is that the buildup to this Tuesday's iPhone OS 3.0 Preview will be filled with rumors, new and old. Speaking of old, Wired has just dusted off the Premium App Store (or App Store Plus) story from back in January. While that story focused on Premium Games, and Wired re-enforces that focus, they all suggest there could be a wider range of content:

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5 years ago

What iPhone Firmware are You Running?

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What iPhone Firmware are You Running?

With the iPhone OS 3.0 Preview coming this Tuesday, March 17, the question will inevitably become: when's it shipping?!

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5 years ago

Forum Review: iProRecorder for iPhone

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Forum Review: iProRecorder for iPhone

[Ed: iProRecorder is Currently on sale for $1.99 in the iTunes App Store - Rene]

iProRecorder Forum Review by cjvitek For more Forum Reviews, see the TiPb iPhone App Store Forum Review Index!

Recorder apps are a popular sub-group of apps, and each of them seems to offer a slight variation on the same overall theme. Depending on what you are looking for in a recording apps (ease of use, a large number of features, online synching, etc) different recording apps are going to be good or bad. iProRecorder is an app the focuses more on features that speed of use, but the features is has are quite nice.

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5 years ago

iPhone SDK Beta/iTunes Connect Contracts Extended to July 11

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iPhone SDK Beta/iTunes Connect Contracts Extended to July 11

The Situation: Developers who signed up for Apple's iPhone SDK Beta and iTunes Connect program last year are coming up on their 1 year renewal deadline.

The Problem: Apple has no mechanism in place to handle such renewals.

The solution: Er... there is none -- yet. But in the meantime, Ars Technica's Erica Sadun reports:

Apple has now e-mailed iPhone developers to extend their memberships until July 11, 2009. A short-term solution to the problem is good, but it shows that Apple is still working out the longer-term details.

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5 years ago

Cramer on Stewart: Was Important to Say AT&T and Verizon Disliked iPhone, Wouldn't be Ready for Macworld

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Cramer on Stewart: Was Important to Say AT&T and Verizon Disliked iPhone, Wouldn't be Ready for Macworld

In one of the most remarkable inside-media interviews in recent memory, CNBC's Jim Cramer sat down with the Daily Show's Jon Stewart, and was made manifest for his network and industry's failures (according to Stewart) to properly fulfill their mandate as the 5th estate and pillar of democratic systems, and expose for their audiences the lies and deceptions that those in positions of power would perpetrate on them (and us).

What does this have to do with Apple and the iPhone, however? In one of the clips shown from 2006, Cramer specifically mentions how it is "very important" to "spread the rumor" that both AT&T and Verizon don't like the iPhone, and that it wouldn't be ready by Macworld.

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5 years ago

Friday Fun Video Revenge: Apple SMASH BlackBerry Bullet!

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Friday Fun Video Revenge: Apple SMASH BlackBerry Bullet!

Remember that rejected -- and highly physically impossible -- video a few weeks back that CrackBerry.com was preening over? The one where a BlackBerry "bullet" tore through what was obviously a fake, tranquilized, like Waterloo fabricated Apple in a bizarre attempt to make the BlackBerry Storm less... Apple pwnd?

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5 years ago

Mippin Rejected by App Store for Objectionable Video... Also Found in YouTube App

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Mippin Rejected by App Store for Objectionable Video... Also Found in YouTube App

While we don't want to turn this into the rejected-app-of-the-day column, as an end-cap to the week, and perhaps a chance to test out the theory we proposed earlier in the BargainBin post, we thought we'd pass along one last example of Apple App Store weirdness, via Mippin:

Quite early on in the process they failed us because of rude words in some of the Internet articles we were publishing. Early this week Tweetie was rejected for the same reason- they kicked up such a stink on Twitter that Apple backed down within hours and accepted it. When this happened to us though, 3 weeks ago, we bowed to their greater wisdom and implemented 2 levels of checking for our iPhone application to prevent "objectionable" content getting through. We rate all our 50,000 feeds in Mippin and prevent most if it even getting to the user, then just to be sure we check every word in the article real-time for a list of rude words and if one appears we block the display of the content from the server. We thought this was enough, but this week we got rejected because of a YouTube video - we were amazed at this. In the very amusing video "sxephil" does use one rude word, but in our minds YouTube have allowed this through - its certainly acceptable to them. What's even worse we found the same video through Apple's own YouTube application on the iPhone

Friday the 13th? "Duplicates functionality" coverall? Vestiges of the same Tweetie "Church Lady" reviewer? And will it get to the point where developers can cry "pocket rejection" or "incompetence" when even valid issues are raised by Apple? What do you think?

Comparative screenshots after the break...

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5 years ago

BargainBin Out of "Pocket Rejection" and into App Store

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BargainBin Out of "Pocket Rejection" and into App Store

Brian Kim of Proximi wrote in to tell us that BargainBin, arguably the app that coined the term "pocket rejection", caps off one of the stranger and most memorable weeks in App Store confusion by actually getting out of the pocket and onto iPhones everywhere.

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5 years ago

New SpringBoard! Cut and Paste! Push Notification! Compass! More iPhone 3.0 Rumors!

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New SpringBoard! Cut and Paste! Push Notification! Compass! More iPhone 3.0 Rumors!

Prior to Macworld 2009, Daring Fireball mused openly about how neat it would be for the iPod Shuffle to get voice functionality, and on Wednesday last it did. Now Gruber is reminding us that his "wish-list" for iPhone OS 3.0 includes:

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5 years ago

Friday Fun Video: iPhone vs. Storm. vs. G1

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Friday Fun Video: iPhone vs. Storm. vs. G1

Zara from M0bileChic sent in this video, comparing the Apple iPhone against the BlackBerry Storm and Google Android G1. It's fun, it's fair, and we can't let the CrackBerry.com commenters get the last word in so let her -- and us -- know what you think.

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5 years ago

Sirius to Stream Content to iPhones (Officially)

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Sirius to Stream Content to iPhones (Officially)

Well it is official, Sirius XM will be streaming it's satellite radio content sometime this spring according to CNBC. This announcement has come very quickly after Nicemac announced they were closing shop and this is exactly what we predicted was going on from the first time StarPlayr was "not accepted" by Apple. Mel Karmazin, chief executive of New York-based Sirius said:

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5 years ago

Apps for Less: MobileFiles, Zombieville USA, Days of Thunder

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Apps for Less: MobileFiles, Zombieville USA, Days of Thunder

This has been a good week so far for cheap apps on the App Store. Here are some of the highlights for the week.

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5 years ago

Would You Pay $5 to Watch March Madness on your iPhone over WiFi?

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Would You Pay $5 to Watch March Madness on your iPhone over WiFi?

CBS aims to find out the answer to that very question when it puts a new, March Madness-centric iPhone WiFi streaming app up on the App Store. Will free competition from TV, PC, Mac -- and pretty much every other platform out there -- along with no cell access to video (audio only on 3G and EDGE) make the price tag too high? Or will rabid college hoops fans who can't put their iPhone's down swallow the costs and the radio tether?

Apple Insider says:

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5 years ago

From the Forums: Special iPhone OS 3.0 Edition

From the Forums: Special iPhone OS 3.0 Edition

So Rene just dropped a bomb on all of us announcing that Apple is holding a special sneak peak of iPhone OS 3.0 next Tuesday, March 17th! This is major news in the iPhone world so why not discuss it in our forums? What exactly do you want to see from iPhone OS 3.0? MMS and tethering seem to be two confirmed features, which happens to be big news for a lot of you out there.

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5 years ago

UPDATED! MMS! Tethering! iPhone OS 3.0 Sneak Peek Coming March 17!

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UPDATED! MMS! Tethering! iPhone OS 3.0 Sneak Peek Coming March 17!

UPDATE: BGR is claiming iPhone OS 3.0 will include MMS and Tethering via USB and Bluetooth.

ORIGINAL: Engadget has just posted:

We just got the announcement, iPhone OS 3.0 is coming. Set your clocks, mark your calendars. It's going down March 17th. Apparently, we'll get a sneak peak at the new OS, as well as a look at a brand new version of the SDK.

Gizmodo has the text of the invite up:

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